Title: Zombie Dog
Author: Clare Hutton
Series: A Rotten Apple Book #2
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Date Published: August 1, 2012
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Becky's family has moved right next door to the creepy, abandoned McNally house. Rumors fly around school about the ghosts and monsters that live there, and Becky isn't sure what to believe. Even her mischievous dog, Bear, stays away from it.
When Becky starts hearing mysterious howls coming from next door, paired with an awful smell, she starts to wonder if the rumors might be true. Snarls and glowing eyes confirm it--something is over there, and it's not happy. Worse, Becky's parents are blaming Bear for all the unexplained damage around their property. Can Becky stop this creature before it's too late?
The house beside Becky has rumors about monsters and ghosts. Weird things start happening and then there is a rotten smell from next door. Zombie Dog was a scary book. I liked when they discovered the zombie next door. Nate and Becky were trying to put it to rest. They tried Bear's ball because Becky had thrown away the zombie's ball and the zombie was mad about it. When they found the zombie dog I got nervous. I think this book was really good and very scary. I think anybody that hears about this book should read it. They will probably get freaked out!
Jessica - Age 8
Jessica loves Monster High, but the books are geared more towards middle/high school grades. We picked this book up (along with book #1, Mean Ghouls) at the book fair thinking that it would be similar. In reality, these books are more like Goosebumps or Fear Street books. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just an FYI. I don't think Jessica would have chosen them had she known how spooky they would be, but she really enjoyed Zombie Dog! I thought the story was great, too. Jessica and I are looking forward to reading Mean Ghouls next. I recommend these books to anyone that enjoys spooky stories. I think they are aimed more towards girls, but I see no reason why boys wouldn't enjoy them, too.